On April 1951, FEBC added Vietnamese broadcasting to our schedule. In 1966, the first Vietnamese programmers joined FEBC staff in Manila. For the past 60 years, FEBC has shared Christ and impacted lives in Vietnam – one of the few remaining Communist countries in the world – through our radio broadcasts. Our influence has continued to grow in spite of challenges, reaping an incredible harvest of souls as men and women hear the Good News of Jesus Christ.
On April 1975, South Vietnam was overtaken by the North. Our Vietnamese staff were evacuated and relocated to the US, where they established the Vietnamese Department. “Nguon Song Radio” has aired uninterrupted to Vietnam ever since. In May 2001, production began for our Minority Language broadcasts that continue to this day.
Vietnam is a country of 92 million people, most of whom live in suffocating poverty . . . and with less than 2% knowing Jesus, millions may die without ever hearing of God’s eternal plans for them.
Our work in Vietnam is at a critical crossroads, with new opportunities to share the Gospel within our grasp! We need to raise $152,000 to seize these God-given opportunities that will expand our reach into dark corners where Christ is opposed, the Gospel is repressed, and believers are regularly persecuted by the authorities and even their own families.
In 20 Minority Languages
Via Mobile Devices
Through Local Church Partnerships
Vietnam Ministry Highlights
- Vietnamese language programs are produced in the U.S. and aired by shortwave from the Philippines 1.5 hours each day.
- Programs have been available on our website since 2001.
- Broadcast programs and CDs are being developed in-country and overseas.
- IBMD (Internet Broadcasts via Mobile Device), launched in 2009, is a new content-delivery system using cell phone memory chips and speaker boxes to deliver Christian messages. It has been very successful at reaching many thousands throughout the country.
Minority Language Broadcasts
Minority Language programs are developed by ethnic programmers for 20 (out of 54) ethnic minority groups. These broadcasts are aired from Manila 3 hours daily.
Types of Programs
100% of FEBC Vietnam’s programs are evangelistic. They include Bible studies, family and women development programs, Christian life and godliness programs, and sermons.
FEBC partners with local churches on a variety of projects, such as building homes for the poor, installing clean-water wells, hosting youth camps, and distributing radios. In 2011 alone, more than 25,000 radios and MP3 mobile devices have been distributed impacting more than 300,000 listeners. The mobile devices allow people to hear our broadcasts at any time anywhere.
Background on Vietnam
Government: Communist state
Population: 95,261,021 (2016 est.) Kinh (Viet) 85.7%, Tay 1.9%, Thai 1.8%, Muong 1.5%, Khmer 1.5%, Mong 1.2%, Nung 1.1%, Hoa 1%, other 4.3% *54 ethnic groups are recognized by the Vietnamese Government (2009 est.)
Language: Vietnamese (official), English (increasingly favored as a second language), some French, Chinese, and Khmer, mountain area languages (Mon-Khmer and Malayo-Polynesian)
Religions: Buddhist 9.3%, Catholic 6.7%, Hoa Hao 1.5%, Cao Dai 1.1%, Protestant 0.5%, Muslim 0.1%, none 80.8% (1999 census)
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